Ever found a solution to the issue?
have anyone found a workaround or solution for these issues
1.) Not sure on this one, we just hid most of the task bar icons and just created a custom start menu using "Start Layout File" in group policy. Then used desktop shortcuts for the important things. I believe the only way to pin things to the task bar in Windows 10 is via a Sysprep xml file.
2.) Are you turning Windows Defender via group policy? This should hide it, I have seen that some times it does show for a second then if you mouse over the shield disappears.
Turn off Windows Defender
Computer Configuration -> Polices -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Defender -> Turn off Windows Defender | set to "Enable"
3.) You have to re-enable the Windows Search, I'm guessing you used the VMware optimizer which disables that service. (I would then remove the user from the indexed locations under "Indexing Options" in the control panel.
The most problems arise on Windows if the system gets shut down certainly without an alert. If this is the case, then start the how to fix preparing automatic repair Windows 10 method, which is an effective workaround to solves the problem.
I can't answer all, but I do know #1 is most likely caused by OSOT (or another optimization tool) removing the active setup stubpath for IE. There is an item at the bottom of the latest OSOT called "Remove MS IE Initializer Setup."
I'm pretty sure this is what you want to revert or reimplement the ActiveSetup stubpath in your image.